Adults With Arthritis May Have Significantly Higher Odds Of Suicide Attempts

MedPage Today (9/6, Swift) reports that research suggests “adults with arthritis” may have “significantly higher odds of suicide attempts.” Investigators found, “in an analysis that adjusted for sociodemographics, childhood adversities, lifetime mental health, and chronic pain, the odds ratio for suicide attempts among adults with arthritis was 1.46 (95% CI 1.15-1.85).” The data indicated that, “compared with people without arthritis, the prevalence of ever attempting suicide was higher for both male patients (3.9% versus 2%) and female patients (5.3% versus 3.2%).” The findings of the large study were published in the September issue of Rheumatology International.

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— “Higher Odds of Suicide Attempts in Adults With Arthritis,” Diana Swift, MedPage Today, September 6, 2016.

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